EE Signal Booster Box
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EE Signal Booster Box

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Found 21st Nov 2014
EE now have in stock the new Signal Boosters made by Cisco (old ones made by Nokia) in stock.

They will charge your card £14.99 for pre-10am next day delivery but credit this to your account.

Easiest way to get this is call: 07953966250 and select options for handset support (I think is was options 1,4,4,1). You could call 150 from your mobile but calling from a landline semi- proves you have no signal

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Interesting, been looking to try and get one of these. Have you got yours? Can you confirm that they have credited the postage cost? Cheers.

Do they check signal in your area as to whether you "qualify"?
Edited by: "M0nk3h" 21st Nov 2014

If you get promised one in store you will get one. I got one yesterday but they had issues activating it.

I only paid £9 for postage though - box was free.

How good the box is i don't know yet..

Original Poster

Credit was on my account yesterday. Box arrived today. Awaiting activation.

They base it on indoor coverage from the coverage map online. If it shows poor indoor coverage you should qualify.

I think that not everyone that phones them up will get one. You'll have to go through a number of questions with technical support. If you've got good signal in your area it may be difficult to justify or prove that you need this.

Just phoned. They ran a signal check and said I was in a "cabbage hole" and promptly ordered me one. £14.99 delivery - at 10am tomorrow. I have to phone 150 when received for them to activate the box, which was free btw.

Thanks op!

Oh my days! I was charged £26.99 last week.

Easiest way to get this is call: 07953966250 , when you call this number , does it get charged as a mobile number ?

M0nk3h

Do they check signal in your area as to whether you "qualify"?



Why would you need one if there is no problem with your signal ???

Had no joy getting one on the number provided. Good luck with passing the 'eligibility' test!

Sell Me

Had no joy getting one on the number provided. Good luck with passing the … Had no joy getting one on the number provided. Good luck with passing the 'eligibility' test!


What did they ask you out of interest?

P_nnyPinch_r

What did they ask you out of interest?



I was asked to detail how often I had low phone signal / drop of calls and whether it was just at home, within my local area or elsewhere. They then sent me a number of texts to reconfigure my phone and I had to reboot my phone. Was promised a call back but that didn't happen. When I phoned to chase up, they said that the signal booster is only available to people that have recently moved home and found that their new home has poor signal. As I hadn't moved recently I wasn't eligible. In addition, my area does not show as a weak spot on their systems. I was told that if I really wanted one I could pay £140 or thereabouts to have one. The person I spoke to, said she knew nothing of the £14.99 (then refunded) offer but she could have been bluffing / or ignorant.

Sell Me

I was asked to detail how often I had low phone signal / drop of calls … I was asked to detail how often I had low phone signal / drop of calls and whether it was just at home, within my local area or elsewhere. They then sent me a number of texts to reconfigure my phone and I had to reboot my phone. Was promised a call back but that didn't happen. When I phoned to chase up, they said that the signal booster is only available to people that have recently moved home and found that their new home has poor signal. As I hadn't moved recently I wasn't eligible. In addition, my area does not show as a weak spot on their systems. I was told that if I really wanted one I could pay £140 or thereabouts to have one. The person I spoke to, said she knew nothing of the £14.99 (then refunded) offer but she could have been bluffing / or ignorant.



I had issues with T/mobile for a year with intermittent.no signal in my house. called them every couple of months to no avail. I even upgraded to EE(4G) on one of the contracts but that didnt help. I eventually got sick and found out about the signal boxes. I have the older one. The guy I spoke to was spot on and sent it for free inc P+P. I think it can depend on who you speak to.

Sell Me

I was asked to detail how often I had low phone signal / drop of calls … I was asked to detail how often I had low phone signal / drop of calls and whether it was just at home, within my local area or elsewhere. They then sent me a number of texts to reconfigure my phone and I had to reboot my phone. Was promised a call back but that didn't happen. When I phoned to chase up, they said that the signal booster is only available to people that have recently moved home and found that their new home has poor signal. As I hadn't moved recently I wasn't eligible. In addition, my area does not show as a weak spot on their systems. I was told that if I really wanted one I could pay £140 or thereabouts to have one. The person I spoke to, said she knew nothing of the £14.99 (then refunded) offer but she could have been bluffing / or ignorant.


Thanks for the info..will be useful if I decided to give them a ring.

Not so keen on:

Other Orange, T-Mobile and EE users will also be able to use the signal … Other Orange, T-Mobile and EE users will also be able to use the signal too if they are in range.


Edited by: "tweety" 21st Nov 2014

I wanted to switch to EE from O2 due to 4G, but the call reception in my home was non-existent, not too bad outside but I had no plans on leaving my phone outside to wait to see if I got a call. This would have solved the issue, instead I am still with O2. Let them try and retain customers until the governments plans to force other carriers to carry the signal come into effect soon.

I would get one but i have EE broadband and even that keeps dropping out.

Is the signal box linked to your address? i had one with three and it only worked if it was plugged in at your registered address. I want one for my mums house everytime i go i cant use my internet because she lives on a hill which is higher than the mast. All i get is GPRS

Do these work with EE MVNOs?

goretex

Why would you need one if there is no problem with your signal ???



Put on your tin hat, this is not a drill.

Mobile phones will connect to the cell tower that provides it the best signal based upon the name of the SIM cards network it's supposed to be on. ALL settings that your phone use are dictated by the cell tower if your phone can connect to 2G. The cell tower can even send java applets to your SIM card to run that by pass any OS restrictions on the phone. The cell towers can be configured to re-route your data connections, intercept and inject rogue content. Your text messages and phone calls can also be monitored and altered in the same way. Worse still, with basic software radios and a small amplifier, a fake cell tower can cover about mile or so radius.

Suppose you're worried you're close to a fake cell tower, having one of these at home to 'over power' the fake one further way would solve the issue of being hacked at home. A better course of action would to be disable your phone from connecting to 2G networks and/or only allow 3G connections. Unfortunately, most handsets don't allow this.

How far that tin hat stretches is anyone's guess - a surprise is how many “interceptors” are in active use in the U.S. How wide spread it's used in general, in the UK? Who knows. For the longest time we used to get told having our credit cards skimmed at an ATM was nonsense too.


More information can be found here: Defcon 18 - Practical Cellphone Spying

Is this a 3g booster only or does it do 4g aswell ?

Just rang up and got this sorted, thank you very OP!!

Had no signal in house since begun contract, was doing online chats with EE and they always said I would have to pay for one. Just rang no and the guy didn't ask too many questions, just confirmed postcode for area, ask how long it's been like this for and said he will send one out for Monday afternoon, didn't say anything about price so I asked how much this will be costing me, just said the box is free but £10 odd for delivery.


Thanks again!

Just rang, told them I have no signal at home, and hey presto, signal booster in the post, no charges at all. Thanks OP.

does anyone know if you have to plus this directly into the router or would it be possible to connect it to a bridge?
it's for someone who has an older router with no available ports, but a bridge in another part of the house.

does anyone know if you have to plus this directly into the router or would it be possible to connect it to a bridge?
it's for someone who has an older router with no available ports, but a bridge in another part of the house.

SmokeyBandit

Is this a 3g booster only or does it do 4g aswell ?

most people's home broadband is slower than 4g so it. Wouldn't be technically possible

Easy peasy, just be persitent and demand to speak to talk to a level 2 supervisor who will roll over and give you a free one

Just don't give in

Just checked on here and it looks I may have an issue getting one as indoor coverage is supposedly good for me despite only getting 1 bar

coverage.ee.co.uk/ee/…tml

quick question, does this interfere with WiFi signals in anyway ?

I'm sure EE will be introducing phone-over-wifi or whatever the technical term is soon, so most calls will be routed via broadband. I believe the Apple phones are the first to be targeted and then Android. In other words these boxes may not be required in the near future. I stand to be corrected though.

So you have a poor signal and people are actually paying EE extra to get a service they are already paying for? Deary me. Mind you EE were Orange so you only have yourselves to blame.

How is this a freebie? It's 14.99 p&p.

ziggycj

How is this a freebie? It's 14.99 p&p.


If you read the deal again, it says that the OP had the cost credited back to their account, therefore it was free

Just phoned orange. Said they are running out of these boxes but should have stock by end of month. I demanded one and they spoke to their supervisor and are sending me it when they arrive. Brilliant result!

Didnt ask me for any payment!

can't see a buy. but in some text it says no longer sells them and working towards better reception.

spoke to someone but as my phone is a corporate one and the corporate team are not in at weekends the I have to wait until next week.

Parfy

most people's home broadband is slower than 4g so it. Wouldn't be … most people's home broadband is slower than 4g so it. Wouldn't be technically possible



Your correct, it takes allot of hardware to provide 4g, under the cell tower are several high speed cables of the best fibre broadband available in the area. If i go outside i get between 80 and 120mbps on my iphone because i live near the cell tower.

My home broadband is only 6mbps.

ziggycj

How is this a freebie? It's 14.99 p&p.



Cost me £0.00 = Freebie where I come from
Edited by: "guy.pennington" 22nd Nov 2014

Banned

AStonedRaichu

Your correct, it takes allot of hardware to provide 4g, under the cell … Your correct, it takes allot of hardware to provide 4g, under the cell tower are several high speed cables of the best fibre broadband available in the area. If i go outside i get between 80 and 120mbps on my iphone because i live near the cell tower. My home broadband is only 6mbps.



which network?

can you request one of these if you are on payg?
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